Parma Council of PTAs 67th annual Geranium Sale for Scholarships begins March 25, 2019
March 11, 2019
Spring is just around the corner and that means the annual Parma Council of PTAs Geranium Sale is almost here!
This Parma institution has been going strong for 67 years and continues to support students in the Parma City School District.
“This is our main scholarship fundraiser for the scholarships that Parma Council gives to students each year,” explained Parma Council of PTAs President Angela Revay. “We give a scholarship to one student from each high school, plus a career tech scholarship and special education scholarship. The profits from the sale this year will be used for next year’s scholarship recipients, so the profits we received last year from the Geranium Sale will go to students this year. Our Festival Of Tables event also allows us to offer additional scholarships to our students.”
PCPTAs Geranium Scholarships are for $1,200 and all eligible high school seniors in the Parma City School District were encouraged to apply. Winners will be notified at the annual Winner’s Circle event on April 18, 2019.
The PCSD community’s support throughout the years of the sale has been very generous, typically raising over $5,000 each year that directly benefits students, Revay added.
The sale will run from March 25 through April 12 this year. Order forms will be available at every school building, the district Administration Center as well as online. All are welcome to place an order.
“Something new this year is instead of just the small selection of flowers that we have had in the past, we are going to do all the offerings Dean’s Greenhouse has, vegetables and plants,” Revay shared. “Also, by using Dean’s, we will be fortunate enough to have the orders come in before Mother’s Day.”
The Parma Council of PTAs will have a flyer available with more details and some photos of the options available to order, so the community can get an idea of what the plants look like before placing an order, she added.
Gift Cards are also available for purchase, and a percentage of the sale of those will go back to the PCPTA Scholarship Fund.
“This is really an important sale to our community,” Revay said. “They look for it every year and they know they are helping to raise scholarship money for the high school seniors. They are getting beautiful flowers and giving back at the same time.”
More information about the Geranium Sale can be found at www.parmacityschools.org/geraniums, beginning March 25.
PHOTO CAPTION: A basket of Janie Bright Yellow Marigolds from the 2018 Parma Council of PTAs Geranium Sale. The long-standing community event will run this year from March 25 through April 12.